The Peachy Belle

MID-WEEK MIXERS by Naomi Blackburn

062813 002A  WONDERFUL author friend of mine has a new release that is to die for! I love Christine’s books, which are light and airy…just like the author.

Christine Nolfi hails from the wonderful state South Carolina that is famous for their peaches and Southern Belles. When I was developing her drink to celebrate her new release, THE DREAM YOU MAKE, I wanted to focus on the fruit the peach…not only because it is the fruit of her state, but because when I think of Christine the saying “She’s just a peach” comes to mind. She is delightful, funny, warm and inviting! I couldn’t forget Christine’s bubbly side though…therefore, top off the Belle with a nice Pink Moscato because of its sweet and bubbly make-up.

So, on that note, let me introduce: The Peachy Belle


1 peach cut up (no need to remove the skin) or 3 oz peach nectar
3 oz Peach Schnapps
1.5 oz Southern Comfort
PINK Moscato
1) In a chilled metal shaker place cut up peach and meddle to extract juices
2) Add liquors and ice. Shake for 30 seconds
3) STRAIN into a CHILLED wine glass filled with ice.
4) Top with CHILLED PINK Moscato. Stir very gently…you don’t want to break down the bubbles of the moscato!
5) If desired, garnish with fresh chopped peaches. I tend to find they just get in the way.
**Note: if you choose to use the nectar, simply start with step 2 including the nectar with the liquors and continue on!
While you are relaxing on the veranda enjoying your drink be sure to have Christine’s new book, THE DREAM YOU MAKE, with you and enjoy your escape!
Each day Annie McDaniel’s dream of a brighter future slips further away.
After her nephew’s world is destroyed in a burst of gunfire, Annie receives  temporary custody of five-year-old Dillon. Now the greenhouse she  managed with her late father isn’t bringing in enough money. If she  doesn’t get her financial house in order, a judge will allow a couple in Baltimore to adopt Dillon—and remove him from her life forever.
Desperate, she takes on a second job at Rowe Marketing. The instant attraction she shares with Michael Rowe is a circumstance Annie can’t risk. But should she walk away from a love sure to last a lifetime?
Fresh, heartwarming and inspiring, The Dream You Make reveals that hope always carries the promise of new beginnings.

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About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.


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